Losing Ground in the Budapest Airport


Semiotics
and Psychoanalysis


http://www.anotherscene.com/sempsych/

Earl
Jackson, Jr.


talkingcure2000@aol.com

Fall
2002


Losing Ground in the Budapest Airport
MADONNA IN

HUNGARIAN-ENGLISH-HUNGARIAN

When the huge EVITA productions company
blew into Budapest last month Madonna met with the press on her last night
there. The questions were posed in
Hungarian,
translated to english, then her replies were translated
back
into Hungarian. Shortly thereafter, at the request of USA Today,
Madonna’s interview was retranslated back into English for their paper.
Here are some interesting quotes. It should give you a laugh.

Blikk: Madonna, Budapest says hello with
arms that are spread-eagled. Did you have a visit here that was agreeable?
Are you in good odor? Your are the biggest fan of our young people who
hear your musical productions and like to move their bodies in response.

Madonna: Thank you for saying these compliments
(holds up hands). Please stop with taking sensationalist photographs until
I have removed my garments for all to see (laughs). This is a joke I have
made.

Blikk: Madonna, lets cut toward the hunt: are you
a bold hussy-woman that feasts on men who are tops?

Madonna: Yes, yes this is certainly something that
brings to the surface my longings. In America it is not considered to be
mentally ill when a woman advances on her prey in a discoteque setting
with hardy cocktails present. And there is a more normal attitude toward
leather play-toys that also makes my day.

Blikk: Is this how you met Carlos your love-servant
who is reputed? Did you know he was heaven-sent right off the stick? 
Or were you dating many other people in your bed at the same time?

Madonna: No, he was the only one I was dating in
my bed then, so it is a scientific fact that the
baby was made in my womb using him
. But as regards these questions,
enough!  I am a woman and not a test-mouse!  Carlos is an everyday
person who is in the orbit of a star who is being muscle-trained by him,
not a sex machine.

Blikk:  May we talk about your other „baby“,
your movie,
then?  Please do not be denying that the
similarities
between you and the real Evita are grounded in basis.
Power, money, tasty food, Grammys-all these elements are afoot.

Madonna: What is up in the air with you? Evita
never was winning a Grammy!

Blikk: Perhaps not. But as to your film, in trying
to bring your reputation along a rocky road, can you make people forget
the bad explosions
of Who’s That Girl? and Shanghai Surprise?

Madonna: I am a tip-top starlet. That is my job
that I am paid to do.

Blikk: Ok, here’s a question from left space. What
was your book Slut about?

Madonna: It was called Sex, my book.

Blikk: Not in Hungary.
Here it
was called Slut
. How did it come to publish? Slut.


SLUT?

Were you lovemaking with the man-about-town printer? Do you
prefer making suggestive literature to fast-selling CD’s?

Madonna: These are different facets to my career
highway. I am preferring only to become respected all over the map as a
100% artist.

Blikk:  There is much interest in you from
this geographic region, so I must ask this final questions: How many Hungarian
men have you dated in bed? Are they No. 1? How are they comparing to Argentine
men, who are famous for being tip-top as well?

Madonna: Well, to avoid aggravating global tension,
I would say it’s a tie (laughs). No, no, I am serious now. See here, I
am working like a canine all the way around the clock! I have been too
busy even to try the goulash that makes your country one for the record
books.

Blikk: Thank you for your candid chitchat.

Madonna: No problem, friend who is a girl.


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Semiotics
and Psychoanalysis


http://www.anotherscene.com/sempsych/

Earl Jackson, Jr.

talkingcure2000@aol.com

Fall
2002